What's the path to your future?
You may have a strong idea where you want to end up. Or you may still be seeking. Either way, in today's changing world, there are many pathways to your goals.
At BSC, we prepare students for lives of significance by providing a broad-based liberal arts education that prepares them for a lifetime of meaningful work. To that end, we’ve designed a breakthrough general education program designed to give you the skills employers and professional schools seek. This curriculum is geared toward what you will be able to do when you graduate—and the knowledge and experience you’ll have to put those skills to good use.
Our promise is that by graduation you’ll be able to:
- Communicate effectively
- Solve problems creatively
- Engage in the community
- Connect your coursework to the wider world
- Engage in self-directed teaching and learning
You will be guided in taking courses especially designed and approved by the faculty to achieve these outcomes. Those courses have the same rich disciplinary material in them expected of a nationally ranked liberal arts college; they are taught by the same talented faculty that BSC is known for. Plus, they highlight methods and assignments that assure that our graduates are ready to apply the knowledge that they gain in a complex, rapidly changing social and professional world.
How do we know?
A study by the American Association of Colleges and Universities identified several intellectual and practical skills highly desired by employers. Those skills were almost exactly the same ones listed by The Pre-Law Committee of the American Bar Association as key skills and values desired in those seeking admission in law school. There is also a demand for those who can work with numbers, especially statistics, and those who engage in public service.
The Association of American Medical Colleges wants those interested in health related careers to know and be able to apply concepts in biology, chemistry, and physics, but they also want students to understand a variety of research methods and to be able to analyze a wide range of material in the behavioral and social sciences and in the humanities
Am I on track?
For current students, to see how you are progressing toward completion of the Explorations requirements:
- Download the Explorations worksheet
- Refer to the disciplinary list of designated coursesto date
- Compare courses on the list with those you have taken and “fill in the blanks” on the worksheet. The worksheet tells you what you need for each requirement.
- To plan for other Explorations courses you may need, refer to the list of designated courses arranged by the two-letter designations.
E-Term gives you the opportunity to develop pre-professional capabilities through an internship or research project or to get out into the local and global community via service-learning and travel. Learn more about E-Term here.
Your academic advisor will help you choose the right courses to gain the right skills. For additional information, contact Degree Audit Specialist Prof. Kim Lewis, email@example.com.